The people have spoken, they don't want government involved in their internet.
My chief problem with SOPA and PIPA is illustrated clearly in
countless interviews with members of Congress.Over and over again
our elected representatives say that they are not "geeks," they are
not "nerds," they really have no idea how the internet operates.They are not experts and they have no business trying to fundamentally
alter how the internet works.You want to control piracy, that's all
good and well, but work with people who ARE experts and come up with a solution
that protects copyrighted content while preserving the rights of everyone to
create and share information freely.
Hooray for freedom. It might be well, yet, for legislation against pirating, but
that legislation should be focused on those doing the pirating and those
downloading the pirated material. It should not be directed at the websites such
as Wikipedia, and should not make them the policemen for what is a government
responsibility, You don't go after the maker of a soapbox when someone jumps up
on it and slanders another person, and neither should you go after the
new-fangled soapbox makers (the Internet sites) when someone gets on them and
commits a crime. Punish the party committing the crime, not someone else.
Freedom ceases to be freedom when you take away the rights of a person not
committing the offense.